New job opportunity – faculty position, RIT, Industrial and Systems Engineering

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION: Rochester Institute of Technology’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates with exceptional qualifications will be considered at the rank of associate professor. We are looking to build research strength in industrial engineering to complement and support our thrust areas of health systems engineering, sustainable engineering, and advanced manufacturing. Faculty responsibilities include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, student advising (including Ph.D. students), conducting sponsored research, and providing service to the university community. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration.

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is experiencing significant growth with several exciting new initiatives under development. The Brinkman Advanced Machine Tools Laboratory is a model for industry-academia partnerships that provide faculty and students with access to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing capabilities. The Toyota Production Systems Lab mimics a “real world” assembly production facility and supports a wide variety of activities pertaining to lean manufacturing. The department has access to a UNIX-based cloud system that includes a large memory computer, parallel computing clusters, distributed computing resources, and high performance storage servers all connected via 10 Gigabit Ethernet. RIT Research Computing provides off-campus supercomputing resources for RIT researchers and collaborators, and to state-of-the-art optimization and data-mining software. As investments in infrastructure have grown, the department’s research expenditures have increased nearly 100% over the past five years. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with additional degree options in Sustainable Engineering and Engineering Management.  Faculty are also actively engaged in the development of a new interdisciplinary engineering Ph.D. program with focus areas in Energy, Transportation, Health Care, and Communications. For more information on the department, see,, or

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering has established its reputation as a preeminent provider of career-oriented engineering education with a rapidly growing commitment to research.   It offers bachelor degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering, and comprehensive, innovative graduate programs in a range of engineering disciplines including a broad-based cross-disciplinary doctoral degree in microsystems engineering. For more information visit our website at

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT.  Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning.  With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation.  RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.  RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC. Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State.  The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.  It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.  Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family” by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”


Assistant Professor Rank:

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering or a closely related engineering field
  • Demonstrated potential for high quality teaching
  • A record of dissemination of scholarly research
  • Potential to establish a successful externally sponsored research program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Associate Professor Rank:

  • In addition to the required minimum qualifications above, candidates seeking the rank of associate professor must have a proven record of scholarly research, excellent teaching, and strong service commensurate with an associate professor.


Apply online at Search: 791BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and indicate whether you wish to be considered for an appointment at either the assistant or associate professor rank; curriculum vita; research statement; statement of teaching philosophy; a ‘contribution to diversity’ statement’; and a list of at least three references with full contact information. Questions for the search committee regarding this position may be directed to Denis Cormier at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until acceptable candidates have been identified.  Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2013.

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